Simon Doe

National Manager, ANFF (Australian National Fabrication Facility)

With over 30 years of experience, Simon is a passionate engineer with a solution focussed approach. He boasts both technical and managerial experience in advanced manufacturing, welding, engineering and research in sectors as diverse as defence, automotive, mineral processing, and medical devices.

In 2009, Simon joined ANFF (Australian National Fabrication Facility), part of the Future Industries Institute (FII) at the University of South Australia. Established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, the ANFF links eight university-based nodes to provide researchers and industry with access to state-of-the-art fabrication facilities.

As ANFF’s National Manager, Simon is responsible for the activities of the multi-million dollar clean room facility and associated research and development laboratories. He also provides technical leadership to the team, and fosters strategic relationships with various stakeholders.

With a background in materials engineering and joining, Simon has extensive experience in product design and development, having worked in industry as a Product Development Manager for a start-up medical device company involved with catheter tracking technologies. He was also a Senior Research Engineer at CSIRO in the Division of Manufacturing Science and Technology, and a Senior Scientific Officer at Atomic Weapons Establishment, which provides the United Kingdom with national capability for a nuclear deterrent.

An International Welding Engineer (IWE) and an International Welding Inspector (IWI-B), Simon holds several professional qualifications, including a Bachelor of Engineering, and is a Chartered Engineer.

Professional Qualifications

  • International Welding Engineer (IWE)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Metallurgy and Materials Science
  • International Welding Inspector – Basic (IWI-B)
  • Welding Supervisor to AS2214 and AS1796 Certificate 10
  • Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation Technology
  • Chartered Engineer